Cleveland find $15 milion to reduce cuts planned for next school year

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cleveland schools will have their budgets cut by $5.2 million next year, instead of the $21 million the district and teachers had predicted in February.

The district announced Wednesday that the administration can give schools $15 million more than planned, reducing cuts that had sparked a protest to the school board and confusion across the city.

Chief Financial Officer John Scanlan said the extra money comes from higher-than-expected property tax collections, and more than $10 million in savings in this year’s budget -- some from the district having job positions that sat open.

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